How can we have eternal Life?
One day a rich man went to Jesus. He fell on his knees in front of Him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to have eternal Life?" Jesus said to him, "You know God's commandments; "Do not murder. Be faithful in marriage. Do not steal. Do not tell lies about others. Do not cheat. Respect your father and mother." The rich man said, "I have obeyed all these commandments since I was young." Jesus looked at him and said, "There is one thing you still need to do. Go and sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and follow Me." That man went away sad because he had great wealth. He would not follow Jesus because he loved his money too much. It is right to keep God's commands. It is also good to honour God with prayer and fasting. We should help people who are in need. But these things will not give us eternal Life. Like the rich man, there is still one thing we need to do. We must follow Jesus and be willing to give up everything else. Only Jesus can show us the way to eternal Life.